Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Guest Visit from Ripon

Photos submitted by guest who visited Saturday, May 22nd.
Thank you girls for sharing your visit with us.

Farm Guest

We love it when our guest share their farm experience with us. A family who visited the farm today emailed us this beautiful photo along with a note... "Our daughter will be talking about her adventures on the farm for days to come. You (Farmer Dawn) did a great job."

Monday, May 24, 2010

WFRV TV 5 Road Trip

Lisa Malak and Millaine Wells of WFRV TV 5 Green Bay visited Mulberry Lane Farm. Their Road Trip aired Sunday, May 23rd. Farmer Pat and Farm Cindy had a wonderful time with the girls and hope that they visit us again soon.

Thank you Lisa and Millaine for the beautiful job you did in presenting MLF to your listening audience!

Click on the link to view the TV 5 ROAD TRIP.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Glorious SUN!

Finally...dry, warm, sunny day!
Beautiful spring day awaits to great you at the farm.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lilly and Her Litter

Visitors to the farm have often heard that sows farrow (give birth) 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days after being bred. Many farmers add, "3:00 in the morning." However, Lilly farrowed at 3:00 in the afternoon!

Piglets are 3.5 - 4.5 pounds at birth. Pigs are the fastest growing animal on the farm. They grow 2-3 lbs. a day.

Piglets establish a "teat order" within 3 days of birth. Since the front teats have more milk your stronger piglets will be found there. Your smaller, weaker piglets will be toward the rear. In the video you see them in the early stages of determining this order. The piglet at the rear was JUST born and is still finding her way around. If you look closely you'll see she still has birthing fluid on her.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mother's Day at the Farm-Mom is FREE

Our newborn critters honor their Moms by inviting your Mom to visit the farm FREE on Mother's Day.
(1 free Mom per family group)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Quadruple Two Years in a Row!

Farmer Pat knew by just looking at Half&Half she'd kid more than one. He suggested I take a photo of her and take it soon. This photo was taken at 8:00AM Tuesday, May 4th. I returned to the farm about 3 PM the same day and...
you guessed it,
she had 4 kids!

Ahhh, they are the cutest little things. But...you'll have to visit the farm to see them.
Don't you love a good tease?

Field Trip Day

Mulberry Lane Farm (MLF) tour guides are excited to take their first field trip to visit our "sister" farm, Green Meadows Farm (GMF), Waterford, WI. Or, should I have said "mother" farm.

GMF is where Farmer Pat grew up. GMF has been operating since 1964 and is known nationally as a premier petting farm that other petting farms model their operations. MLF being one of them. We have learned many things from GMF and we now get to see it first hand.

GMF, Waterford opens today, May 5th. We wish them a successful, fun-filled year!

MLF opens Thursday May 6th.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

YMCA Healthy Kids Day Event

Rocky, Ted the Pony, KeNeely and Dora sure had fun meeting all our new friends who visited us at the YMCA today. We can't wait until you visit us again at the farm so we can introduce you to all our other farm buddies.
(double click on photo to enlarge)